The Peoples Democratic Party North Central Zonal Caretaker Committee overseeing Niger State has described as fake, reports that former Niger State Governor and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu has been suspended by the party.
The former governor was reportedly suspended during an emergency Stakeholders’ meeting of Chachanga local Area in Minna on Monday.
The meeting was reportedly attended by eight ward Chairmen of the party out of the 11 wards, elders and party faithful from Chanchaga LGA.
However, one of the Media Aides of the former Governor, Mr. Bala Bitrus, said that the suspension is laughable as the state PDP does not have an executive in place to approve such suspension.
The PDP in a statement signed by Suleiman Mohammed, Publicity Secretary, said the party deem it necessary to put the records straight so as not to confuse its teeming and loyal Party faithful in Niger State and elsewhere.
“Truth is that Dr. Babangida Aliyu, a former Governor, who is a serving PDP BoT and NEC member is not and cannot be suspended by his local government chapter of the Party.
“Those parading the fake news are enemies of the PDP, bent on fanning the flames of disunity in our great Party.
“We appeal to our Party members and the general public to discard same as fake news and handiwork of mischief makers.
“We equally appeal to our Party leaders and stakeholders in Niger State to close ranks and work together to bring back the peace that has eluded us and denied us victories in the State,” it stated.